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Flag to represent Earth designed
Flag to represent Earth designed

A graphic designer from Sweden wants Earth to adopt its own flag for use in space.

Launch escape test passes for SpaceX

SpaceX chalked up another big test flight yesterday, firing a capsule into the air to try out its new, super-streamlined…

World's first orbiting barista (+video)

The first Italian woman in space is now the world's first orbiting barista.

Spacecraft crashes into Mercury

An unmanned Nasa spacecraft has crashed on the surface of the planet Mercury, after it ran out of fuel.

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Person dies after boat capsizes video Person dies after boat capsizes

One person is dead after a group of four were swept…

Teina Pora : 'In my own words' video Teina Pora : 'In my own words'

Teina Pora’s convictions for the 1992 rape and murder…

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Faulty spacecraft set to crash in Pacific
Faulty spacecraft set to crash in Pacific

An unmanned Russian spacecraft is spinning out of control and is set to plummet to Earth next week.

Spacecraft plunging towards Earth
Spacecraft plunging towards Earth

The Russian spacecraft that went rogue yesterday has begun an unstoppable descent into Earth's atmosphere, experts have…

Star pupil zooms in to say thanks
Star pupil zooms in to say thanks

It was the black-and-white, flickering image of Neil Armstrong landing on the moon more than 45 years ago that inspired…

Kiwi space lawyer says asteroid mining legal
Kiwi space lawyer says asteroid mining legal

A New Zealand-based lawyer specialising in international space law says there are no laws preventing the mining of asteroids…

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Science throws new light on dark matter
Science throws new light on dark matter

Dark matter may not be so dark after all, after scientists witnessed the mysterious cosmic entity interacting…

SpaceX fails to nail rocket landing

SpaceX launched a shipment of groceries to space but its third attempt to land the leftover booster on an ocean platform…

World's first battery rocket

Rocket Lab unveiled its turbo pump system overnight at the United States Space Symposium, a gathering of more than 10,000…

Salty secrets found in Martian soil

The surface of Mars may still hold water - albeit the saltiest variety possible - according to scientists, after Nasa's…

Billionaires Branson, Allen seek Earth orbit
Billionaires Branson, Allen seek Earth orbit

Paul Allen and Richard Branson are focusing on breakthrough spaceflight closer to home: cheap cargo…

Legalised asteroid mining may be key to future spacefaring

A small but ambitious group of investors has a novel plan to mine asteroids for fun and profit. But it is possibly illegal…

Is there anyone out there?

Is there anyone out there? The answer is almost certainly yes, says a top Nasa scientist who believes we may know for sure…

Jeff Tallon: Biblical lunar eclipse comes full circle

We have had rather a feast of eclipses recently, and there is more to come. Physicist Dr Jeff Tallon explains.

New Zealand 'stupid' - top space engineer

New Zealand has been blasted as "stupid" by a top space engineer for not investing more in science and engineering.

Stargazers catch flash of red
Stargazers catch flash of red

Stargazers around the country were treated to a total lunar eclipse over the weekend - the last chance…

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